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Bob Boze Bell Author- TRUE WEST MOMENTS


by Bob Boze Bell

Arizona’s Most Outrageous Historian

History with some bark!

Where Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Bob Boze Bell tells it like it is, true history, warts and all, with a pinch of outrageousness thrown in.  Go to bobozebell.net for contact info and book signings.

Some history you can chuckle at!

“I always look forward to Bob Boze Bell’s TRUE WEST MOMENTS.  These fascinating and colorful little nuggets of information keep the history of the Old West alive and lively.”- Marshall Trimble, Official Arizona State Historian

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Susan M. Ballard Author- ALL ABOUT ARIZONA


by Susan M. Ballard

Susan M. Ballard is proud to announce her second non-fiction book, titled ALL ABOUT ARIZONA, released by Goose Flats Publishing, Tombstone, Arizona.  ALL ABOUT ARIZONA is a collection of previously published newspaper and magazine articles documenting some of the most important people, places, and events in the history of the state.  ALL ABOUT ARIZONA also includes light-hearted pieces and informational articles told in a manner certain to interest and entertain the reader.  ALL ABOUT ARIZONA is available in Sierra Vista at Hastings, in Pearce at The Prickly Pear Emporium, through the publisher at http://www.gooseflats.com and through Susan’s website at http://www.smballard.com.  Price $9.99.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 42.  No. 1.  February/March 2013

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University of Arizona- Arizona Celebrating 100 Years of Statehood Sharlot Hall and Hattie Lockett: An Arizona Centennial Exhibition

Celebrating 100 Years of Statehood

Sharlot Hall and Hattie Lockett: An Arizona Centennial Exhibition
January 3 through March 31, 2012
Visit the Poetry Center and encounter our latest exhibit, which gathers published volumes and original materials from the extraordinary lives and work of these two Arizona poets, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (1870–1943) and Hattie Greene Lockett (1880–1962), members of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame. And don’t miss a special reception on the evening of Thursday, January 26th, complete with refreshments and a slide show.

Exhibition reception: Thursday, January 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Hosted by the College of Humanities
Please join us for a special reception to celebrate Arizona’s Centennial and the Poetry Center’s Sharlot Hall and Hattie Lockett exhibition.
• Refreshments include delicious mesquite-flour treats from Big Skye Bakers
• Brief talk by Wendy Burk, Senior Library Supervisor and exhibit curator
• Slide show featuring exhibit materials and additional treasures
• Companion booklet with “Writing Arizona’s Pioneer Image,” an essay by Randall Rodman

Part of the Arizona – 100 and Counting!
Special events of the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science.

Affection for the Collection
Join the Shelf Reading Brigade to spend some quality time with contemporary poetry. On Tuesday, February 7th, we’ll meet in the Poetry Center library to read shelves (check each shelf to make sure books are in the proper order) from 5 to 8 pm. Along the way, we bet you’ll fall for a new book—or rediscover an old flame. Bring a notebook, jot down titles for later, and refresh yourself afterwards with pizza courtesy of the Poetry Center. In addition, all our shelvers will be entered in a drawing to win a gift certificate to Antigone Books!

No prior training is needed—we’ll bring you up to speed when you arrive. We will meet in the library at 5 pm and end no later than 8 pm. Space is limited to 25 shelvers and prior sign-up is required. To sign up, email Sarah Kortemeier at ssk@email.arizona.edu by February 5.

University of Arizona Poetry Center | 1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue) |Tucson , AZ 85721-0150
Phone: 520-626-3765 | Fax: 520-621-5566 | email: poetry@email.arizona.edu

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by Dan Baldwin

Dan Baldwin’s CALDERA BOOK II: A MAN ON FIRE, published by Red Willow Books, is now available through three major distribution channels: Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

Caldera, the “sometimes son” of his blood father, Bull McKenzie, and Prospect, the Shakespeare-quoting Pima warrior who raised him, enters the backwaters of Western legend. Guilt over killing his wife and unborn child has driven him nearly insane. Prospect send him on a quest, a vengeance trail, to burn out the madness. He dedicates his life to the destruction of a vicious gang, led by the bandit Malon. These are the men who raped and murdered his blood mother, a sickly prostitute who had worked at the Bull ‘N Belle whorehouse. All trails lead to an inevitable violent and bloody confrontation where all the events began- a small Arizona mining community called Privy.

Taken from The Write Word, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 5 Oct./Nov. 2011

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Arizona Theatre Company THE STATE THEATER- THE 2011-2012 SEASON


Award-Winning Theatre for Forty-Five Years

THE 2011-2012 SEASON

World Premiere Thriller
Sept 17-Oct. 8, 2011
A beguiling World Premiere thriller full of mystery, twists and chills in which the famous dective joins a mysterious organization which will lead to his own destruction. Or Will it?

Arizona Premiere Tony award Winner- Best Play 2009
Oct. 22-Nov. 12, 2011
The Tony Award-winning international sensation in which two couples find themselves on a comically explosive downhill slide from political correctness to character assassination as they navigate the minefield of modern marriage. Contains mature language.

Southwest Premiere
Nov. 26-Dec. 17, 2011
A new award-winning musical love stgory by creator of LES MISERABLES and the Tony-nominated composer of JANE EYRE about a young girl’s Cinderella journey into womanhood, as well as a confirmed bachelor’s awakening into love.

Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS
Jan. 14-Feb 4, 2012
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and a dash of Monty Python and you have an extraordinarily entertaining adventure in which a mind-blowing cast of four actors play over 150 characters.

Arizona Premiere
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s THE GREAT GATSBY
Feb. 25-Mar 17, 2012
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel is brought to stage in a titillating, fasinating and shocking portrayal of The Jazz Age that was soon to disappear from the American landscape.

Arizonas Premiere Tony Award Winner- Best Play 2010
Apr. 7-28, 2012
A searing true life portrait of the artist Mark Rothko’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to creat a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Winner of six 2010 Tony Awards! Contains mature language.

For more information, call the ATC Box Office at 520-622-2823 or visit arizonatheatre.org

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Arizona Humanities Council- Free Grants & Programs Workshops

Free Grants & Programs Workshops The Arizona Humanities Council invites you to attend our upcoming Grants & Program Workshops. The workshops are free of charge, and open to anyone interested in learning more about the Arizona Humanities Council, its available resources, or how to write a competitive AHC grant proposal.
When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Arizona History Museum 949 E. 2nd Street., Tucson , AZ 85719 and Tuesday, March 8, 2011 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. When: Where: Tempe Historical Museum 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe , AZ 85282 (1)

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Arizona Fiction Writers’ Workshop

Arizona Fiction Writers’ Workshop

Sat., Feb. 19, 2011 & March 19, 2011

Place: Espresso Art Cafe, 942 E. University, Tucson (Main Gate Sqr.)

Time: 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Fee. $35 Each

Workbook recommended. Register and prepay at janholmesfrost.com and receive a discount.

This concise study designed for fiction or memoir will get you noticed by agents and editors, and applauded by readers. In February the studies will cover Concept-Minding the Muse-Style-Plot-Setting and Scene, (including how to create a vibrant sense of place and time). In March the topics will include: Character Development-Voice-Seamless Dialogue-Point of View-Resolution and Research. Plus a guest speaker (to be announced). Arrive early, get your coffee and be ready to write!

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol: 40. No. 1 Feb- March 2011

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